Tantalum Marker Pins

X-medics offers tantalum pins in pre-cut lengths. The pins are a good radiopaque solution as they offer strong radiographic opacity and excellent biocompatibility and are suitable as tantalum markers applied in medical devices made from e.g. PEEK. Being made from straightened, high tolerance, unannealed tantalum wire the tantalum marker pins have adequate mechanical properties to withstand the impact of insertion. Essentially any diameter tantalum wire can be cut into x-ray marker pins in lengths from 1.5 times the diameter and up. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements.

Inventory for Instant Shipping

X-medics is holding an inventory for tantalum pins 1 mm in diameter for delivery of-the-shelf in smaller quantities

Tantalum Pin Tolerance

X-medics standard pin tolerance is +/- 0.010 mm in diameter and 0.05 mm in length. The tolerances that has been optimized for  general tolerance requirements when inserted into PEEK and other medical grade materials design.

Tantalum Specifications

Surgical (unalloyed pure) tantalum markers may be made from two metal grades – R05200 (electron beam / vacuum arc melted) and R05400 (sintered). Tantalum R05200 and Tantalum R05400 are equally suitable for surgery and offer almost similar mechanical and chemical characteristics.

>  Find more information about tantalum grades.

Pin End-style

X-medics’ tantalum pin is delivered burr-free (sharp edge) offering the best performance / price ratio in most applications. Other end-styles may be offered on custom order basis.

ASTM F86 Cleaning and Passivation

ASTM F86 Cleaning and Passivation is a the most advanced standard for cleaning particles and process residues from the tantalum surface. As ASTM F86 is a cost efficient cleaning method it is specified by 90 percent of X-medics’ customers. Unless other specified our tantalum pins has been ASTM F86 cleaned

> Read more about ASTM F86 cleaning and passivation

ISO 9001 and ISO 13485

X-medics is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2012 certified by Bureau Veritas Europe.

> Link to ISO 9001:2015 certificate
> Link to ISO 13485:2012 certificate

3rd Party Evaluation

Every material lot used in X-medics’ production of tantalum pins has been tested by an independent ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to confirm that the tantalum materiel satisfies the requirements of ASTM F560 / ISO 13782 and is suitable for pin processing. The laboratory analyses the chemical and mechanical characteristics of the wire and compare them again the tantalum specifications and issues an report

> More about 3rd party material testing.

Conflict Free Sourcing

All X-medics’ tantalum marker products are conflict-free. X-medics only works with suppliers that can show evidence for a continuously 3rd party auditing performed by independent auditors appointed by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (www.eicc.info) or similar recognized bodies.

> See our conflict free sourcing policy.

REACH and RoHS Compliance

All tantalum pins from x-medics are REACH and RoSH compliant.

> Read more about REACH and RoHS compliance

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